Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics: Bonding behavior of iron pentacarbonyl experimentally decoded
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Using quantum chemical calculations, they were successful in interpreting the data and obtaining a […]

Detailed experiments reveal the operational parameters for a promising thermo-magnetic data-storage technology
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm

The mechanics and dynamics of heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) are now better understood […]

CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:36 am

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider just recently started testing the accelerator for running […]

World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days'
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

Physicists have fixed a short-circuit at the world's largest proton smasher, making the […]